BLUE AND GREEN FLASH???

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jul 29 04:44:01 2006 UTC

Heres one I took of a sunset and missed some film in the camera right before the green flash I was running after. I took a small digital camera and put it behind the film camera and got a weird green flash that showed some blue on top! Is that possible?

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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AURORA AND FOREST FIRE

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jul 29 04:28:01 2006 UTC

Heres one I took yesterday night as I was watching a forest fire and then, the sky showed some green and purple! Enjoy!

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HALO-HELICOPTER, HOW ARE YOU?

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jan 25 07:26:01 2006 UTC

Last week, as I came out from the heliport, I saw a nice halo over one of the choppers. Unfortunately, by the time I got my cameras ready, the upper arc faded away! Oh well, better luck next time! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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CHRISTMAS HALO # 4

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sun Jan 8 01:36:01 2006 UTC

Thats the one taken with a 17mm, we can see clearely the upper arc called circumzenithal arc.It really looks like an upside-down rainbow! See this link on Les Cowleys website for more info on it: http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/halo/cza.htm Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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CHRISTMAS HALO # 1

Submitted by: michel tournay at Mon Dec 26 06:50:01 2005 UTC

What a beautifull Christmas day it was! I saw the most intense sun-dogs and all that jazz! I could clearely see the ice crystals flying in the air as they made those patterns! And higher near the zenith, another rainbow arc that you will see when my film will be done!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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CHRISTMAS HALO # 2

Submitted by: michel tournay at Mon Dec 26 06:50:01 2005 UTC

Same day, right side Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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CHRISTMAS HALO # 3

Submitted by: michel tournay at Mon Dec 26 06:35:01 2005 UTC

Same day, left side Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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NO I WAS NOT DRUNK!

Submitted by: michel tournay at Mon Dec 26 06:35:01 2005 UTC

I wanted to try to get the most in the picture. It will be better with the film camera and the wide lens Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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GREEN FLASH

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sun Dec 25 08:41:01 2005 UTC

Looking through my pictures, I noticed that I caught a green flash on this weird shaped sunset! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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SUN HALO

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sun Dec 18 08:31:01 2005 UTC

This halo was shot during an astronomy camp. In the evenings...too cloudy to do anything...well astronomically speaking ! But during the day around noon, when everybody was eating, I was fortunate enough to get the only astronomical phenomenon of the week-end! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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BLACK JAMES-BAY SKY???

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Oct 1 05:42:01 2005 UTC

In the beginning of sept, I had a friend who came to visit me. He brought his 16 in. dob to try it on the northern sky of James-Bay. One evening, as we arived next to the bay, after Jupiter and Venus went to bed, we set up our equipment and around 11PM, the starry black sky started to show some green colors...

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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CIRCUMPOLAR AURORA!

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Oct 1 05:42:01 2005 UTC

After a while, it seemed to go away. So I was able to do a longer exposure...like 30 min to get a circumpolar shot! The purple was not visible to the naked eye, just a small green innocent band crossing the sky...but 30 min will sometimes reveal little "auroral treasures"!

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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NOT TONIGHT!

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Oct 1 05:28:01 2005 UTC

Then it got stronger to the point that it was actually messing up the sky to be able to do our observations with our instruments!!! Gee! talk about being unlucky!!! "Forget the telescopes...just sit and enjoy the show!"

Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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SHIRLEY AND AURORA!

Submitted by: michel tournay at Fri Sep 30 05:28:01 2005 UTC

As I was driving down the 450 mile James-Bay road, I saw the big truck known as "Shirley" parked for the night. >From a German company called SCHEARLE (pronounced "Shirley"), this 96 directionnal-wheel giant can carry 300 ton transformers to power dams...at 10 mph !!! (small one on the picture..160 tons!) There's even a food cantine, with a chef that follows it. In the 70's, when they built the dams, there was a popular singer named Shirley Th廨oux (the pronounciation means: Shirley...your wheels!!!) Hence the name Shirley for that truck! After 20 years working in the north, Its my 3rd time i see that truck...a very rare occasion for me! I stopped and waited for the auroras to show up. They came but not very strong as you can see...but it got better!!!! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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SHIRLEY AND MOON-BOW!

Submitted by: michel tournay at Fri Sep 30 05:13:01 2005 UTC

After a while, some thick fog settled in and with the help of the almost-full moon, I could see my first moon-bow... right above "Shirley"! When the auroras went away, iI could see a dark bow in the middle of 2 bright ones! (Mr Cowley...help me on this one!) Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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"HOSPITAL-BOW"!!!

Submitted by: michel tournay at Mon Aug 1 11:25:01 2005 UTC

Weird phenomenon in the morning, when the sun's reflection on a building is creating a rainbow pattern on a roof window in the hospital...thus creating a "hospitalbow" Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS # 2

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jul 16 07:37:01 2005 UTC

Those clouds are actually as high as some auroras, but they dont emit their own light like the northern lights do. Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS # 1

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jul 16 07:24:01 2005 UTC

If you are in the 50 to 65 degres latitude, sometimes, in the summer, a phenomrnon called the noctilucent clouds can be seen. They are clouds that are very high (80 km up in the air) and those clouds reflect the sunlight after it has set and is between 6 and 12 degres below the horizon. Thats why you need to be in the higher latitudes. Too low and the sky will be too dark, too high and the sky wont be dark enough to see them! I'm at 53.5...lucky enough to see them! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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MAKING OF SOLAR HALO # 1

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jun 22 14:00:01 2005 UTC

One evening in august 2004, coming back from a boat ride in James-Bay, Canada we saw regular sundogs with reflections in the water. Told my friend about it , their cause etc...t'was nice! As the time went on, as would have sad Ed Sullivan: "TONIGHT, WE'VE GOT A REALLY BIG SHeW"! Boy where we in for a surprize! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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MAKING OF SOLAR HALO # 2

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jun 22 14:00:01 2005 UTC

As the time passed, it got stronger. The small sundogs in the beginning where taking an arc shape, growing longer! And it got better! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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MAKING OF SOLAR HALO # 3

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jun 22 14:00:01 2005 UTC

And then, we could see the beginning of an upper tangent arc....but it got better... don't go yet! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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MAKING OF SOLAR HALO # 4

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jun 22 14:00:01 2005 UTC

After a while, we could see more of the upper tangent arc....but it got better... don't go yet! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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MAKING OF SOLAR HALO # 5

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jun 22 13:46:01 2005 UTC

Then it became stronger and we could see colours in it! I knew then, we where in front of a rare display! Told my friend to look carefully at it because we probably will never see that again in our lives! Thats the first time I see this "V" shaped arc...and I'm 43...so the probability are slim to see another one...but I wouldn't mind! At that point we put the anchor in the water and stayed there for the rest of the show! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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MAKING OF SOLAR HALO # 6

Submitted by: michel tournay at Wed Jun 22 13:46:01 2005 UTC

Then, when we tought we saw it all, a Parry infralateral arc showed itself ! The left one strongrer than the right one. I just hope you can see it! What an evening to remember! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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AURORA AT 33 000 FT # 1

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jun 18 04:58:01 2005 UTC

On june 14th, I was fortunate enough to see, coming back from Vancouver to Montreal, some greenish lights throught the planes window! Lots of turbulence, obviously no tripods and the lights open in the plane made aurora photography a challenge that I was willing to take up! I had to crop the picture to take off nasty reflections in the window!!! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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AURORA AT 33 000 FT # 2

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jun 18 04:58:01 2005 UTC

At that moment the plane was shaking like crazy...it really makes the details of the aurora hard to see. It looks as if the focus was not set properly!!! One this one too, I had to crop the picture to take off a lot of light reflections in the window. I'll have to invent something for flying astronomers! Not having invented anything yet...I took the pillow, set the timer on the camera, and covered it with the pillow in the window and counted the seconds and hoped for miracles!!! People in the plane must have tought I was crazy !!! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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AURORA AT 33 000 FT # 3

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jun 18 04:58:01 2005 UTC

This one shows the beginning of a bluish aurora in the center and we can also see the red giant "Capella" dancing with the planes turbulence. Note that the city lights below are dancing in the same matter! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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AURORA AT 33 000 FT # 4

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jun 18 04:58:01 2005 UTC

On this one we can see a bluish vertical nitrogen-aurora in the center. Daylight showing itself slowly but surely! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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AURORA AT 33 000 FT # 5

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jun 18 04:58:01 2005 UTC

On this one, we can see the turbulence effect on the long exposure, as we pass over a big city, the lights go up and down! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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AURORA AT 33 000 FT # 6

Submitted by: michel tournay at Sat Jun 18 04:46:02 2005 UTC

Daylight is becoming more present but still we can see some green in the sky! Enjoy!

和ichel Tournay

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